So much misinformation and exaggeration about the lethality of the CCP virus—also known as the novel coronavirus—has been broadcast by government officials and the media that many Americans are suffering from a “delusional psychosis,” according to Los Angeles child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Mark McDonald.
What began as fear of a then-unknown disease called COVID-19 has since evolved into what McDonald described to The Epoch Times on Dec. 1 as a national condition in which “there is a delusional psychosis that has taken over where people are impervious to rational thinking.”
“They don’t want to give up the mask, they don’t want to give up the social distancing,” he said. “[People] are impervious to reason, to logic, to education at this point. They are psychotically managed by their fear.”
McDonald says the condition is most prevalent in Los Angeles, where he practices, and New York, places that he described as “ground zero for this.”
The government-imposed controls that were initially temporary in March have been repeatedly extended for months and have now “become social controls exercised by us,” he said.
“It’s actually coming from us, our parents, our children, our neighbors; it’s coming from businesses, corporations.”
McDonald noted that several of his friends were banned out of fear of the contagion from being with their families during Thanksgiving and will be at Christmas as well, despite having no symptoms of the disease.
“I have shopkeepers who have assistants who will not step forward to the counter to hand food to people, including me if I’m not wearing a mask,” he said.
“I have people who are yelling at me if I get into an elevator without a mask to go 10 seconds up to another floor, so we don’t need policing any more, we just need each other.”
Noting that approximately 268,000 people have died because of the CCP virus in the United States, compared to an annual average of 45,000 flu deaths and about 600,000 cancer deaths, The Epoch Times asked McDonald how he puts such figures in perspective.
“Well, first, I think the keyword here is perspective,” McDonald said. “When New York Mayor Bill de Blasio started to shut down New York City, close restaurants, bars, schools, basically put everybody in a state of house arrest, he said, ‘If these policies that I am enacting save one life, it will be worth it.’
“That is idiocy. We do not ever make public health policy based on saving one life. We look at perspective, we look at cost, we look at assets.”
McDonald said federal data on CCP virus deaths “are highly suspect” because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged that “94 percent of the deaths had an average of three co-morbidities, meaning they were probably going to die within the next 6 to 12 months anyway.” The 94 percent figure refers to coronavirus death cases, in which the official certificate of death named the disease.
McDonald said more than half of those who died were 80 years old or older, while the average life expectancy, based on all causes of death, in the United States is currently 79 years.
“So, if half of the people who have died purportedly of coronavirus are over the age of 80 and they had three or more co-morbidities, that speaks to the fact those people died with it rather than of it,” he said.
How deaths of individuals with both coronavirus and co-morbidities should be classified statistically has been an area of debate among officials, statisticians, and public health policymakers since the onset of the disease.
McDonald also pointed to a recent lecture by a Johns Hopkins University economist who, based on CDC data, suggested total deaths due to all causes in the United States for 2020, compared to the previous eight years, don’t reflect a massive increase attributable to the disease.
“All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers,” said the lecturer, professor Genevieve Briand.
Shortly after the school’s student newspaper reported the lecture, however, the story was retracted because, the editors said, the study “has been used to support dangerous inaccuracies that minimize the impact of the pandemic.”
The editors further claimed that the lecturer’s claim that the data shows no excess deaths attributable to the disease contradicted a CDC claim of 300,000 such deaths. The CDC page from the agency’s COVID Data Tracker cited by the editors didn’t make such a claim.
McDonald said he views the CDC “as no longer credible, [because] they have issued so many reversals of their own policies and decisions.” He was referring to the agency’s initial denials that masks are effective at preventing the disease spread and subsequent reversal from that position.
Similar reversals have occurred by the CDC regarding the effectiveness of social distancing and on the issue of whether surfaces should be repetitively cleaned to avoid spreading the disease.
McDonald said that in a recent CDC study, “Eighty-four percent of the people they studied who contracted coronavirus reported to the people running the study that they wore masks ‘all of the time or most of the time.’”
The CDC didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
Contact Mark Tapscott at Mark.Tapscott@epochtimes.nyc
McInerney lays out strategy to defeat deep-state coup plotters
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney [U.S. Air Force Retired] said in a no-holds-barred interview that he doesn’t believe the courts are likely to come through for President Trump.
Despite massive amounts of evidence of widespread irregularities, many judges appear either unable or unwilling to sort through allegations of rigged voting machines and dozens of affidavits from eyewitnesses to ballot stuffing, denial of Republican poll watchers from observing the process, evidence of more votes cast in hundreds of precincts than were registered to vote, and a host of other irregularities.
The general placed the burden squarely on President Trump to use the emergency powers at his disposal and put down what he described as a coup d’état in progress.
“These are not just fraudulent acts, they are treasonous acts, because it means changing the government,” the general said. “And then when you add Russia, China and Iran, foreigners into it, you complicate it and make it even more treasonous. So, cyber warfare, and the Dominion Voting Systems, which we’re talking about in Georgia, Michigan and several other states, Pennsylvania as well, using Hammer and Scorecard [ballot manipulation software attacks]. Plus, has anyone seen the Justice Department or FBI in any of this? That is very worrisome.”
McInerney is not just any retired general making these claims.
He is highly decorated, having flown 400 combat missions over Vietnam. He was in charge of NORAD for Alaska and had a top security clearance with responsibility for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. He spent 16 years as a military analyst with Fox News.
“He is not only a patriot he is a historian and he understands the massive threat now faced by America,” Howse said.
McInerney said the fraud seen on Election Day could easily be repeated in Georgia to steal the two U.S. Senate seats up for election there on Jan. 5, giving Democrats full control of the government.
McInerney said that after listening to President Trump talk with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning, he was concerned that the president “sounded kind of down.”
“What startled me was, he kept talking about fraudulent votes, and then I heard Rudy Giuliani talking about fraudulent votes. It’s not fraudulent votes. The American people must understand, we are talking about treason.”
The oath must be fulfilled
McInerney said President Trump must be compelled by his supporters to “honor his oath of office” and employ the tools available to him to quash the insurrection that he believes is in progress.
He said U.S. Marshals should have immediately seized the voting machines in Georgia and every battleground state as soon as it became apparent that ballot numbers were skewed in favor of Joe Biden.
According to attorney Sidney Powell, speaking in an interview with Lou Dobbs, the Dominion Systems machines were set to give Biden a weighted count of 1.25 votes for every one vote he received, while Trump’s votes were set at 0.75 percent of each vote he received. This means that 2.7 percent of the votes were switched from Trump to Biden in multiple battleground states.
Massive fraud was also reported with the mail-in ballots in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada and now Arizona.
At a public hearing Monday held by state legislators in Arizona, witnesses reported their state had 1.9 million mail-in ballots that were separated from envelopes without any signatures that could be verified. Similar reports dripped out of Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“We had the director of the CISA, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, Chris Krebs, who was fired two weeks ago by President Trump say this was a perfect election. Please,” said McInerney. “This was the worst election in the history of any democracy, and he comes out and says everything was perfect. So you can see the work of the deep state, which is complicit in this treason.”
The retired three-star general was very specific in what he said Trump must do to put down the coup. He must invoke the executive order that Trump signed on Sept. 12, 2018, allowing the president to declare a state of emergency related to foreign intervention in U.S. elections.
“He has got to declare a national emergency …He should also use the Insurrection Act because we have an insurrection right now in this country when you look at Antifa and BLM, plus other groups. He must suspend habeas corpus as President Lincoln did in 1861 and Franklin Roosevelt did in 1942 when World War II started.”
McInerney said a silent coup is being perpetrated in plain view. It could turn violent but so far it remains bloodless.
The Chinese military doctrine of warfare includes six stages, the first five of which are focused on informational warfare tactics. If those asymetrical tactics should fail, the sixth and final stage involves traditional kinetic warfare.
Americans not falling for the propaganda
It’s becoming more evident with each passing day that the psychological warfare tactics are failing, as more Americans are waking up to the fact that the 2020 election was neither free nor fair.
According to a Rasmussen poll conducted Nov. 17-18, 75 percent of Republicans believe the election is being stolen. But a surprising number of Democrats, 47 percent, believe it is either likely or very likely that their own party won by cheating.
“The Democratic perpetrators of this, plus the Russians, Chinese and Iran, have not disguised this cyber warfare on America,” McInerney said. “As a matter of fact, they have been blatant about it and open about it, cocky about it, in all the things they’ve done and all the people they’ve employed.”
He said he has personally seen pictures of people unloading truckloads of mail-in ballots that hadn’t even been folded and put in an envelope.
“It’s a printing press operation. And yet we have judges that are challenging that, saying that’s not enough. And so that’s why it’s so important that this national emergency be declared and the president start arresting these people right away; this is a national emergency. I would declare martial law.”
McInerney said the decisions made to allow massive numbers of mail-in ballots were made by secretaries of state and courts, not by state legislatures as required by the U.S. Constitution.
“And then on election night they decided to cease ballot counting in five states,” he said.
In Atlanta, a supposed water-main break was cited as the reason to stop the counting at 10:30 p.m., only to continue once all observers were gone. The broken water pipe has since been found to have never occurred.
“This has never happened before, it’s unprecedented, and shows there was pre-planning across several states to do these treasonous acts. That’s why it’s not fraudulent voting, it’s treason. They are trying to overturn this government,” McInerney said.
He said the new acting secretary of defense, Chris Miller, should make use of the National Guard as well as active-duty military personnel to crush the insurrection.
“Until this gets cleaned up, until we have all the facts, the president should suspend the Electoral College meeting on the 14th of December and the inauguration on the 20th of January.”
The general said that because the courts have shown themselves “unable to figure out what is going on” the use of military tribunals will be necessary to deal with the coup plotters and participants.
“That’s why martial law is so important,” he said. “We need to set up military tribunals because the judiciary has shown us they’re not capable of figuring this out.
“In Pennsylvania the local judges couldn’t figure it out because the state sent out 1.8 million ballots and they got 2.5 million mailed back in. My goodness, someone had to have a printing press that was printing all these votes, yet the judiciary couldn’t figure it out and stop them. That’s why we need military tribunals and have these people arrested and charged, and the evidence should be presented there.”
A historical perspective
If America doesn’t “wake up” and realize what’s happening it will soon be too late, he said.
This is corroborated by people who in earlier decades lived through the socialist revolutions that took over Cuba, Venezuela, China, Germany, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
When asked “how did this happen” and “did you see it coming,” almost to a person, they will tell you that, yes, they saw it and they knew their country was heading in a bad direction. But, at the end, confusion reigned as events transpired so fast that the people felt paralyzed and unable to stop the fall of their government.
Some Trump voters are already hanging their heads and posting memes on social media that say, essentially, “Trump 2024: We’ll get them next time.”
But what if Gen. McInerney is right? What if there is no next time?
“The president has got to start having rallies, talking to the people primarily in these six states. He must use the executive orders and suspend all action of the Electoral College,” McInerney said, with a sense of urgency in his voice. “And the 85 million people must demand that you, Mr. President, clean this up, make it happen.”
If the courts fail to act, and Trump fails to act, he said the election in Georgia will simply be a repeat of the fraud, allowing the Democrats to take the two senate seats and total control of the government.
“They’re going to win that election in Georgia, using Hammer and Scorecard and the Dominion voting machines,” he said. “I heard a prominent Republican say ‘we really need a large turnout.’ It doesn’t matter what your turnout is when they’re using cyber warfare. They always beat it by three percent. That’s why it’s important we suspend even those votes down in Georgia until we clean this up.”
McInerney said the Founding Fathers had no way of anticipating the concept of cyber warfare.
“But they did have the oath that the president and all the people like myself took to support the Constitution of United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic. These are domestic enemies and they must be treated as such. This is hybrid warfare in the 21 century, this is how it’s done. That’s how you destabilize. You don’t have to have combat troops. You do it through a country’s own democratic processes. Like Stalin said, it doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.”
He said the perpetrators knew their massive assault on the voting process would confuse the American people, including judges in the judicial system.
With Fox News, for years the only large mainstream news outlet that served a conservative audience, now flipped to the other side, the only way Americans can hear the truth is through small independent news providers.
The FBI and DOJ have been missing in action, as the president himself noted on Sunday.
Trump sits in a lonely place, all by himself in the valley of decision.
“I sensed he was down and I want him to know that the American people are demanding his leadership; he’s the only person in America today who can turn this around, and win it. It’s bigger than Lincoln had, and if he turns this around it will rank him right up next to George Washington if he saves this union by taking the emergency action that he needs to take.”
Not only are federal law-enforcement agencies standing down, but so are many Republican politicians.
“GOP leaders, where are they? Mitch [McConnell], we haven’t heard from you. Let’s hear from you senators, let’s hear from you House members. Let’s stand up and be counted,” McInerney pleaded. “Wake up America. Let’s demand our representatives, let’s send messages to each one of them and tell them, wake up. We want a full investigation on this. This is so obvious.”
McInerney is recommending that people email or tweet to the president a message asking him to invoke the Insurrection Act and the September 2018 executive order, declare a national emergency and suspend the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 14 until a full investigation by military tribunals can be conducted into the many election irregularities that, if found to be true, would constitute a blatant act of treason against the republic.
You can email the White House by going to Whitehouse.gov/contact, and the president’s Twitter handle is @RealDonaldTrump.
“It’s important for every America citizen to understand that you are now facing, for the first time, hybrid modern warfare, where the enemy is unseen, it’s stealthy. Be aware America, be afraid, be concerned, rise up. We cannot let this election, these treasonous acts, this coup d’état, to stand.”
Action items every patriot can take
The following additional action items should be considered to fight back against the attempted takeover of America, each of which involves things you can do through your own spending decisions to hit back at those who seek to oppress and silence we the people while supporting the fundamental transformation of America into a socialist society:
Do no business with Wall Street corporations. They donate huge sums of money to globalist candidates and threaten conservative employees with disciplinary action if they speak out on important political issues.
Shop only at mom-n-pop outlets and family businesses.
Cut the cable television connections to Fox and CNN.
Devise a plan to leave Facebook and Twitter by the end of this year, shifting your social media presence to Parler, Gab and MeWe. Big Tech is waging asymmetrical warfare against free America and we are either all in or we are part of the problem. We must use the tactics and strategy that is available to us.
Stop all subscriptions to the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, your local newspaper and, yes, even Drudge. We have conservative alternatives to Drudge now in the form of Whatfinger.com and WorldViewReport.com.
Attend Stop the Steal rallies in your state Capitols and other pro-Trump rallies. The power of the street is always underestimated by people on the right. The left knows that “optics” carry a powerful psychological weapon in the war of ideas. We need boots on the ground. It’s time to choose a side.
Ditch your Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile account and replace it with Patriot Mobile at PatriotMobile.com, a cellular wireless service run by patriotic Christian conservatives.
With a strong presence on the ground in DC and state Capitols mated with a strong national boycott of the leftist corporate money-machines, we can put the left in a python-like stranglehold. We need to engage at this level. Get in the game. If not now, when, if not us, who?
Race politics in the United States, which are based on “critical race theory,” are unfounded, according to author, filmmaker, and radio host Larry Elder.
Elder, the host of “The Larry Elder Show,” said in an interview with The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads” program that in his perception, critical race theory can be summed up as the notion that black people today are still victims in America of systemic racism and white people need to recognize how they victimized black people.
“Race relations has come down to, in my opinion, how black people feel about white people, and how white people feel about how black people feel about white people,” Elder said, adding that critical race theory doesn’t deal with the relations of Asians or Hispanics with other races.
Elder said that when Barack Obama decided to run for president, media published an article where his three advisers, David Plouffe, David Axelrod, and Valerie Jarrett, discussed the pros and cons of his decision to run but none of them brought up the issue of race. He added that even Jarret, who is black, did not bring up this issue because it was not a significant factor at that point in America.
In 2007, “60Minutes” program’s host Steve Croft asked Obama in an interview whether being black could hold him back from winning the race. Obama answered “No. I think if I do not win this race it would be because of other factors. It’s going to be because I have not shown the American people a vision of where the country needs to go that they can embrace.”
Elder said he commented on Obama’s response at the time that “this guy will improve race relations, given that attitude, and most Americans, I’m sure, felt the same way I felt.”
“We’ve crossed a bridge here, and the bridge is: anybody, no matter his race, no matter his or her color, creed, can become president of the United States,” Elder commented on Obama’s victory.
However, race relations soured under Obama’s presidency. Elder noted that when George W. Bush was the president, race relations in America were pretty good, with 75 percent of white people and 71 percent of black people considering them good or pretty good at that time. By the time Obama left office, both percentages were in the 40s.
Elder said about people in the streets who were protesting after George Floyd’s death in police custody and after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer after resisting arrest, “they sincerely believe that there is a problem with the police.”
“The reason people are in the streets and reason people buy this narrative … is because for all their lives they’ve been bombarded by this notion—whether it’s Hollywood, whether it’s media, whether it’s academia—that you as a black person are a victim, I as a white person victimize you, and I as a white person should feel guilty about that, and I as a white person should make amends for it,” Elder said.
“This is a mentality that’s been drilled into these kids from the time that they were in grade school and if they went to college they’ve had another four-year indoctrination of this. So the country has been conditioned to believe that racism remains a major problem in America, Elder said adding that “the media reinforces this narrative every time something racial happens.”
Studies on Racism
A study on police engaging in systemic racism against blacks conducted by Roland Fryer, an accomplished professor of economics at Harvard University, shows that “the police not only were not engaging in this kind of systemic racism against black people but they were more hesitant, more reluctant to pull the trigger on a black suspect than on a white suspect,” Elder said.
“The same results have been shown in a series of studies done by professors at Washington State University” where simulator machines were used, Elder said.
The Department of Justice has conducted a survey every three years since 1996 where 60,000 Americans who have had some contact with police are interviewed about their experiences and perspectives related to that interaction, and no pattern of systematic racism was found, Elder said.
Another study conducted by the National Institute of Justice during the Obama administration had indeed shown that “black motorists were disproportionately stopped compared to white motorists” but the reasons for the disproportionate stops were legitimate, Elder said.
Elder summarized the idea of systemic racism as “a lie, and it’s doing a great deal of damage to the country.”
Elder co-produced and hosted a documentary about black conservatives called “Uncle Tom” that was released in June. He said that upon seeing the movie, many liberals have changed their view of America, especially about black America, and “they changed their view about the promise of America, because this is the land of the free. Honestly—there are people who are willing to brave shark-infested waters to get over here from Cuba.”
“We ought to knock it off, and knock off the division, and recognize we have far more in common than we have apart and let’s get on with the business of being American and making America great.”Follow Joshua on Twitter: @JoshJPhilipp
By now it should be obvious – even to conservatives – that we are in a war. It is a conflict that began nearly fifty years ago when the street revolutionaries of the Sixties joined the Democrat Party. Their immediate goal was to help the Communist enemy win the war in Vietnam, but they stayed to expand their influence in the Democrat Party and create the radical force that confronts us today. The war that today’s Democrats are engaged in reflects the values and methods of those radicals. It is a war against us – against individual freedom, against America’s constitutional order, and against the capitalist engine of our prosperity.
Democrat radicals know what they want and where they are going. As a result, they are tactically and organizationally years ahead of patriotic Americans who are only beginning to realize they are in a war. The Democrats’ plan to steal the 2020 election was hatched many years ago when Democrats launched their first attacks on Voter I.D.s, and then every effort to secure the integrity of the electoral system. Those attacks metastasized into an all-out assault on Election Day itself with early- and late-voting grace periods, and a flood of 92 million mail-in ballots, hundreds of thousands of which were delivered in the middle of the night to be counted behind the backs of Republican observers after Election Day had passed.
The result of these efforts is that Election Day no longer really exists as a day when the votes are cast and counted. This is a fact that offers generous opportunities for the election saboteurs to do their work. Those saboteurs’ opportunities were greatly enhanced this year with the installation in battle ground states of voting machines specifically designed to calculate how many votes were required to steal an election and then to switch ballots already cast and deliver them to the chosen party. Mail-in ballots were indispensable to the realization of this plan.
I will not dwell at length on the years it took the Republican Party, and American patriots, to recognize what the Democrat Party had become or the threat it posed to our country as an enemy within. Suffice it to say that Republicans can still be heard referring to Democrats as “liberals” when it is obvious even to them that there is nothing liberal about their principles or methods. They are vindictive bigots who are actively destroying the First Amendment in our universities, on the Internet and in our once but no longer free press. Suffice it to note that while Democrats accuse Republicans including the President of being racists and traitors, the response of Republican leaders is this: “Oh, the Democrats are just playing politics.”
This is not “playing” people. It is war. They are trying to kill us politically, and we need to respond accordingly, to fight fire with fire. Today’s Democrat Party is a party of character assassins and racists. Republicans know this but are reluctant to say it. That is how a pathological liar and corrupt political whore like Joe Biden can accuse the choice of 73 million Americans of being a white supremacist and also murdering 220,000 corona virus patients. That’s why Biden and his gunslingers can do so with no consequences – without so much as a wrist slap – from “moderates” and independents, who know better. The Democrats’ ability to intimidate well-meaning Americans is that great.
Is this too blanket a condemnation? Where, then, is the Democrat who was outraged by the four-year Russia collusion hoax and the failed coup and impeachment attempts – all of which accused the president, without a shred of evidence, of treason? Where was the Democrat who dissented from the public lynching of an exemplary public servant, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, over an incident that never happened 37 years ago at a time when he was a high school kid? Where is the Democrat who has condemned the violent street criminals of Antifa and Black Lives Matter who got away with conducting the most destructive civic insurrection in American history, orchestrating mayhem and disrespect for the law that led to the murders of scores of people who happen to have been mainly black?
What follows is a basic vocabulary for understanding the political war that has engulfed us. When it is used by enough Americans who love their country, it will cancel the surreal universe that Democrats’ lies have imposed on us, and the war will be on its way to being won.
Democrats are not democrats; they are totalitarians. They have declared war on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Electoral College, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the election system, and the idea of civil order. They have called for the Republican President of the United States to be de-platformed and jailed. Their obvious goal is a one-party state that criminalizes dissent. To them, support for such basic necessities as borders and law enforcement are racist. If you oppose their efforts to legalize infanticide, they will condemn you as enemies of women, and if you make videos of their confessions to selling body parts of murdered infants, they will – like Kamala Harris – throw you in jail.
Progressives are not progressive; they are reactionaries. They are out to abolish liberal value systems and create a status hierarchy where race, gender, and sexual orientation define and confine you to an unalterable place in their new social order. If you are white or male or heterosexual or religious – Justice Kavanaugh was all four – you are guilty before the fact.
But if you are a member of a designated (but increasingly imaginary) “victim” group you are innocent even when the facts show you are guilty – like the reprehensible female who lied to Congress in a calculated attempt to destroy Kavanaugh’s life and career. If you are a member of a “victim” group you have an unlimited license to persecute others. Thus, the LGBTQ lobby is currently behind a nation-wide crusade to strip Christians of their First Amendment rights and criminalize their religion. They use their victim status to leverage their hate of people who don’t embrace their agendas, and deploy it to crush them – and only Republicans seem to care.
Identity politics is a pure form of racism, yet Trump is the only Republican I’m aware of who has had the political spine to call a Democrat a racist. Identity “wokism” is a totalitarian politics because it encompasses every aspect of life, down to the pronouns one is ordered to use. The progressive police state will leave no space free.
Racists and aspiring totalitarians are what Democrats have become. The only moral principle they are guided by is the old Bolshevik saw, “the ends justify the means.” They will say anything however false and condone anything, however criminal, which advances their goal of maximum power.
Since race is the principal weapon wielded by Democrats, this is most evident in their claim that there is “systemic racism” in America, which needs to be rooted out even if it means destroying the very foundations of law and order. When two Republican canvassers refused to certify the election result in Detroit – a city once the richest in America but now mainly black and poor thanks to fifty-nine years of misrule by Democrats – they were accused of “systemic racism.” This charge and the accompanying threats by the Democrat mob were so intimidating the two withdrew their objections. But if there was in fact election fraud in Detroit, to object to it is not by any stretch of the imagination “systemic racism.” To believe otherwise is to believe that black people, due to their skin color, are incapable of committing election fraud. How racist is that?
“Systemic racism” is an assertion made reflexively by Democrats that is never accompanied by evidence. For good reason. Systemic racism has been outlawed in America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If there were actual instances of systemic racism in 2020, there would be lawsuits – plenty of them. Even making the racist assumption, which the Identity Politics crowd does make, that all white people are white supremacists by dint of their skin color, there are tens of thousands of black lawyers, prosecutors, district attorneys, attorneys general, and elected officials who would be filing lawsuits over a practice that is illegal. You never hear of massive lawsuits over systemic racism, because “systemic racism” is a myth. The myth lives because it is an indispensable weapon wielded by Democrats to advance their anti-democratic agendas and quests for power.
But the only reason Democrats are able to do this so successfully – even going so far as to justify the arson, looting and general destruction in more than 600 American cities this summer – is because Republicans, and conservatives generally, are too cowardly to confront them. This war will continue until patriotic Americans summon the courage to call Democrats the racists, liars, character assassins and aspiring totalitarians that they actually are. And to do so in so many words. Blowback works.
David Horowitz is the author of The Enemy Within: How A Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America, which will be published by Regnery on April 6, 2021.
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” – H.L. Mencken
It’s now almost two weeks since the most crooked, rigged, fraudulent election in U.S. history. The engineered elevation of a handsy, sniffy, senile, empty portal, trojan horse by billionaire oligarchs, their Silicon Valley techno-geek social media censorship police, and the corporate media propaganda mouthpieces looks like it might succeed. Republican cucks like Romney and even the pliable Fox News talking heads have acquiesced to this third attempt during this ongoing coup like obedient lapdogs positioning themselves to profit from doing the bidding of their global oligarch masters.
Make no mistake. There was a master plan implemented by dark forces to steal this election, overriding the will of the American people. The anger of 70 million Americans is perfectly captured in the above quote from Mencken. If Trump and his allies are unable to prove fraud and overturn this sham of an election, myself and millions more will treat the Kamala Harris administration as illegitimate and do everything in our power to resist and insure its failure.
The level of fake news media propaganda about the “most secure fairest election in history”, and the vociferous blatant systematic censorship by Twitter, Facebook, and Google of anyone who dares to question the approved narrative of “a mostly fraud free election” on their social media platforms is all the proof a critical thinking person needs to realize this election was stolen by left wing oligarchs. Trump was too erratic, uncontrollable and resistant to their new world order agenda of climate extremism, population control through fear, communist economics, cash elimination, and ruling through a technocratic Big Brother surveillance state.
Trump, through naivety, foolishness or carelessness, allowed enemies of his administration to wield power and influence for the last four years. He chose swamp creature after swamp creature for key cabinet positions and seemed surprised when they stabbed him in the back. He failed to purge Obama loyalists holding middle level positions in the FBI, CIA, Dept of Defense, and numerous other agencies. They actively worked to subvert everything he tried to accomplish.
The military industrial complex apparatchiks are cackling like hyenas about how they misled him about troop levels in Syria and continue to ignore his orders to bring the troops home from Afghanistan. Obama and his gang of traitorous thieves conspired to bring Trump down before he assumed office and continued for the entire four years, assisted by a feckless mainstream media of faux journalists peddling fake news and disinformation fed to them by the Deep State coup collaborators.
It was creepy Joe Biden who suggested using the Logan Act to entrap General Flynn and derail the Trump presidency before it began. He was part of the plot, along with Obama, Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and a myriad of other slimy toadies doing the bidding of their treacherous back-stabbing superiors. Joe Biden, in addition to being a senile old pervert and the father of coke addict son who slept with his dead brother’s wife, is a racist and a traitor to this country.
Along with his dishonorably discharged deviant son and his gold-digging brother, he shook down foreign leaders and sold his influence for millions of dollars. This was all revealed on Hunter’s laptop, and completely memory-holed by Jake Tapper and the contingent of Deep State media hacks pretending to be journalists. Biden was selected by the shadowy billionaires constituting the invisible government, who really run the show, as a pretend viable candidate for president – whose job was to shut up, stay in the basement, and let them do the vote rigging to hand him the presidency. So now Mencken has been proven right once again.
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H.L. Mencken
The “resistance”, also known as left-wing Deep State corporate fascists, have been conducting an ongoing coup since before Trump took the oath of office and it has continued through this rigged election. It has been a planned, coordinated and well-funded coup d’état against a duly elected president and the wishes of the American people. The Steele Dossier was a ploy by Hillary Clinton and her minions to undermine Trump. The accusations of Russian collusion were false and promulgated by CNN, MSNBC, NYT and Washington Post because they were active participants in attempting to undermine the Trump presidency, in collusion with Obama, the FBI, CIA and State Dept.
The Mueller investigation was a complete fraud and nothing more than a diversionary tactic from the true criminality of Obama, Clinton, Comey, Clapper and Brennan. The impeachment scheme engineered by pandemic Pelosi and bug-eyed Schiff head was based upon the fact that Joe Biden illegally interfered in the investigation of a foreign country to protect his crackhead son’s multi-million-dollar Burisma scam. It failed so miserably, not a word was spoken about the sham during the election.
Then, like manna from heaven for down in the dumps left wing billionaires, the Wu-flu was released upon the world by Biden’s communist pals in China. With the unemployment rate at 3.5%, the economy growing strongly, the stock market at all-time highs, the failed impeachment farce over, and a Democrat slate of losers, nutjobs, and communists competing for their nomination, Trump was a shoe-in to win re-election.
Hanoi Jane Fonda told the truth shortly before the election, “I just think Covid is God’s gift to the left.” As Obama’s best buddy Rahm Emmanuel once said, the left never lets a good crisis go to waste. The billionaire oligarchs Soros, Bloomberg, Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and Dorsey, along with the Deep State democrats and Never-Trumpers, and their propaganda media mouthpieces hatched a plan to weaponize a flu that has a 99.7% survival rate.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken
The anti-Trump coalition was reinvigorated by the opportunity to use the pandemic to wrestle power away from Trump by any means necessary. Under the cover of Covid, the Constitution was shredded and Democrat governors, mayors and bureaucrat drones in swing states changed the rules of the game to encourage and sanction voter fraud. The fix was in. Even though Americans could “safely” stand in long lines at Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot, our left-wing Governors across the land declared it unsafe to vote in person.
They had to save lives by instituting mass mail-in voting with absolutely no safeguards against fraud. Matching signatures was racist. Requiring ID verification was racist. Their voter rolls were filled with dead people and people who had moved years ago. They all received ballots. Biden received 100% of the dead vote. Over the summer, BLM and ANTIFA terrorists were encouraged to “peacefully protest” in large groups while looting and burning left wing run cities in swing states. Looting and rioting was safe, but going to church, school or voting in person was too dangerous.
You could see the plan to dispose of Trump developing as we approached Fall. Soros, Bloomberg, and their ilk poured hundreds of millions into key states to influence the vote, but the real work was being done behind the curtain. Left wing Secretaries of State in the key battleground states were issuing edicts without legislature approval to insure a Biden victory. While Hiden Biden took long naps in his basement bunker, his handlers took care of laying the groundwork for a successful election embezzlement.
When Pelosi wasn’t breaking her own lockdown rules by getting her hair did, she was blocking any bill that would help the economy recover before the election. Fauci, the CDC, and the medical industrial complex Trump haters then pushed the Covid fear into overdrive. They rolled-out mass testing with a faulty PCR test to drive up cases to all-time highs just before the election.
The MSM talking heads then did their part to hyperventilate about the coming mass death event unless sleepy Joe was put in charge. His brilliant plan of more masking and more lockdowns would surely work this time, just like they worked so well in Europe. The billionaire oligarchs propping up their corpse of a candidate understood Mencken’s truths about the ignorance of the masses.
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H.L. Mencken
The entire Deep State apparatus was working in coordination to steal this election and override the wishes of the majority of Americans, because they know what is best for our country – government control of every aspect of our lives and a Great Reset to a new world order run by global elite oligarchs.
The hobgoblin of Covid cases has been the cudgel used to beat the masses into submission and invoke fear into those incapable of independent thought, who have been so dumbed down by the government education system they can’t understand the data right in front of their faces. If you conduct a record number of highly faulty tests, you will get a record number of false cases – not sicknesses. Elon Musk took the exact same test four times in one day and tested positive twice and negative twice.
The chart below is so scary if you can’t add, subtract, multiply or divide. The only thing that should matter to people are deaths “FROM” Covid. The fact is only 6% of the 245,000 deaths were from Covid. The other 94% died from something else, while they had Covid. We know the average age of death is 80, higher than the overall average age of death. They should have a death classification of “FROM Cuomo”. We know for a fact 50% of the deaths were in nursing homes where Cuomo, Murphy, Wolf, and Whitmer sentenced senior citizens to death by sending infected patients into the nursing homes.
We know virtually no one under the age of 50 dies from this over-hyped flu, but government school teacher unions refuse to teach children in person. Only 450 deaths between 5 and 24 years old is far less than the annual flu deaths in this age group. Anything to help derail Trump’s re-election chances has been implemented.
Back to the chart. In April the deaths per case was 7%. Two months-ago the deaths per case was 2.1%. Today the deaths per case is 0.8%. For the math challenged, the death rate has plunged by 88% since April. Have you heard that great news from Fredo on CNN or Madcow on MSNBC? It’s pretty clear approximately 8% of the U.S. population has been infected by this flu. That’s 26 million people. The 245,000 deaths are less than 1%. Shockingly, that is the exact same death rate of the annual flu, as documented by our beloved CDC:
CDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season.
It’s the flu bro!!!! – And you have a 99.7% chance of not dying from this scary virus.
Does anyone really think it was a coincidence Fauci and Pfizer withheld the results of their vaccination trial until a few days after the election? Do you think that news would have swayed some votes? What I have realized is there are no coincidences. This is all part of the plan. Is it a coincidence that Nancy Pelosi’s former chief of staff is a lobbyist for Dominion or that Feinstein’s husband was a major investor? Is it a coincidence Dominion voting machines were rolled out in every swing state, even though Democrat Senators in December 2019 questioned the security of these machines?
Despite the rigged polls purporting to show a Biden landslide and a blue wave, utilized to depress the Trump vote, and the hundreds of millions spent by the billionaire elitists, it was clear Trump was going to win on election night at 2:00 am. Dorsey and Zuckerberg had been working like madmen during the last week before the election suppressing and censoring the truth about Hunter Biden and the Biden crime family adventures around the globe. But it looked like all that money and effort was going to fail.
Then another non-coincidence occurred in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and Wisconsin, as they all simultaneously stopped counting votes for a few hours, when Trump had commanding leads in all four states. Mysteriously, as soon as counting resumed, an avalanche of Biden votes began pouring in. Republican poll watchers were given the boot or not allowed access to witness the vote counting. Machines “accidentally” switched thousands of Trump votes to Biden in Michigan. Bins of votes arrived in the wee hours of the morning under cover of darkness.
Data experts analyzing the vote counts show the chances of such a one-sided distribution in Biden’s favor was mathematically impossible. The results in Philadelphia, Detroit, Milwaukee and Atlanta are skewed so far out of line with the rest of their states and the country, the only explanation is massive fraud. The frantic level of pushback from the corporate media and social media censorship police is proof the claims are true. Trump was right when he said “Bad things happen in Philadelphia”. Was the CIA Hammer program used against Trump? We know the CIA brass hates him. Were the Dominion machines programmed to switch votes from Trump to Biden? We may never find out.
Trump’s only hope at this point is for his lawyers and data analysts to prove this level of fraud occurred. As Mencken profoundly stated:
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.” – H.L. Mencken
I’ve come to the conclusion those who run our government from the shadows are dishonest, insane, intolerable and evil. If the American people allow this coup to succeed and continue to believe the lies they are being told about Covid and the communist agenda of the left, they will deserve to get it good and hard, as Mencken predicted when pondering democracy. Honoring thieves and liars, while detesting those who tell them the truth, is where we find ourselves today.
Those on the verge of gaining power want to rule over you. Freedom, liberty, free speech, and the 2nd Amendment are considered dangerous by these tyrants. These elitists want a global reset where you are nothing but a serf who will be given what they decide and told to shut up and obey. Otherwise they will destroy your ability to earn a living and will publicly shame you. If they can steal the two Georgia senate seats, and they will use any means necessary to do so, they will fundamentally attempt to destroy this country. For those who don’t believe these left-wing communist radicals would ever go as far as they bloviate on social media, heed the words of someone who experienced it first-hand in a gulag.
“All of the Communist Parties, upon attaining power, have become completely merciless. But at the stage before they achieve power, it is necessary to use disguises.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“I do not believe either side will accept the outcome of the election and will treat the victor as illegitimate. Once that mindset gains control, only violent conflict can result.”
Based on my observations of fraud, I will not consider Biden a legitimate president if he is appointed by the oligarchs in January. If Trump is able to overturn this blatant fraudulent outcome, the left and their BLM and ANTIFA mercenaries will lose their minds – burning, looting, rioting and attacking defenseless white people. The violence kicked off at the Washington DC March for Trump, with the low-life left wing terrorists sucker punching old people, women and families with kids.
When they picked the wrong victim, they got the shit kicked out of them. This was only a prelude to what is coming. As the intensity of hatred between the 70 million Trump supporters and the 70 million AOC, Sanders, Pelosi, Harris, Soros contingent ratchets up to war level, this will become a shooting conflict. Assassination of politicians, bankers, and oligarchs is a likely next step. The intensity of conflict will only ramp up from here.
I’ve been wondering how Trump could be the Grey Champion if he was to lose the election. As he refuses to concede and continues to fight against this election fraud chapter of this four-year long coup, it becomes clear that even if he is forcibly removed from office, he will become the real resistance. This Fourth Turning is resembling our first Civil War. Both sides were led by men from the Prophet generation (Lincoln & Davis), so both could be classified as Grey Champions. Biden is Silent Generation and Harris is Gen X, so Trump remains the Grey Champion.
With his bully pulpit, Twitter account, mass rallies, a potential for TNN (Trump News Network), and 70 million dedicated followers who believe he was robbed, Trump can essentially create an alternative presidency. Every decision or policy from Harris/Biden will be contested by Trump. Imagine the fireworks if he chooses to hold a counter rally in DC on inauguration day. The pussy hat wearing lefties did so in 2017. Paybacks are a bitch.
I see two potential triggers for the coming violent upheaval. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump regarding the coordinated election fraud, the left will go berserk, but this time the Trump supporters will fight back. If Trump is unsuccessful and the wizards of fraud are able to steal the two Georgia Senate seats, the left will try to implement their radical takeover of the country by packing the Supreme Court and adding Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. as states.
If they successfully seize power, they have no intention of ever relinquishing it. They will work with their global elite brotherhood to institute their desired global reset. The right will either surrender and accept their fate as slaves or violently fight back. Trump will be provoking conflict and leading the resistance to the illegitimate Harris/Biden regime. Since Harris/Biden is controlled by warmongering statists, one cannot rule out a foreign conflict added to the mix. This civic chaos and global disorder will be exacerbated by the financial collapse caused by the toppling of the global debt Ponzi scheme.
This four-year coup attempt has radicalized millions of liberty-loving, critical thinking people who love their country, but now hate those hijacking their government. We are tired of seeing our country debauched. Good people who are driven to despair and feel they are backed into a corner are dangerous, and heavily armed.
If you are not armed, it is time to do so. Starve the beast. Do business with locals using cash. Reduce your footprint. Get out of debt. Become anti-fragile. Resist every mandate issued by dictatorial politicians and low IQ government drones. Figure out who you can depend upon and know your enemy. Do not associate with anyone who voted for Harris/Biden. Only tough choices await. Mencken’s time for slitting throats seems to be rapidly approaching. This is how Fourth Turnings roll.
“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” – H.L. Mencken
Diet is confusing. Experts disagree. There’s a lot of money to be made. People are getting fatter every day, diabetes is rising and Alzheimer’s (aka type 3 diabetes) is at an epidemic level. Go back a few generations and people were healthier. What changed?
Flour production industrialized. Seed oils were developed. Kellogg changed breakfast forever – for religious reasons. Then Ike had a heart attack. The resulting hoohaa gave us The Food Pyramid. Americans were told to reduce saturated fat – thought to be the cause of heart attacks (cholesterol). This fake news changed the food industry. Fat made food enjoyable, the food industry replaced it with sugar and unsaturated/trans fat. They branded these foods as heart healthy.
Today the Standard American Diet (SAD!) contains hyper palatable foods with the perfect mixture of salt, sugar and fat. They are chemically engineered for addiction. For the food industry to grow, American waist sizes had to expand!
You can split food up into three main categories: carbohydrates and fats for energy and protein for essential amino acids. There are essential fats but there are no essential carbohydrates.
Lets quickly go through a few of the ways people are now correcting their diet, becoming healthier quickly and saying goodbye to brain fog. If something seems appealing, do some research to fill in the many blanks in this and jump in.
The Carnivore Diet
What happens if you just eat meat and maybe other animal products? Most people would have assumed, until recently, that you get scurvy and die. A few things changed the dial on this. One was an appearance on Joe Rogan of Shawn Baker. Shawn is responsible for popularizing branding “Carnivore” and has written a book on the subject.
Michaela and Jordan Peterson also started talking about their experiences with the carnivore diet and how it helped with auto-immune issues. There’s anecdotal evidence that it’s helped with irritable bowel to bipolar disorder.
It’s the ultimate elimination diet. Very few people are allergic to meat. If you cut out everything that isn’t meat, you’ll cut out things that are affecting you badly. Vegetables contain vitamins and minerals but also anti-nutrients (like oxylates and lectins).
The ease of the diet for busy people is a plus. You can throw some meat in the slow cooker before work, come back eat it or grill a couple of steaks. Some people eat only every other day on this diet but it’s fairly normal to only need to eat once or twice a day. Once you are adapted to the diet these eating patterns are easier than you imagine. If you’re at McDonald’s/BK, just ask for a few burger patties without the bun, sauce, fries or jumbo drink.
Research on the carnivore diet is sparse. We evolved to eat a primarily carnivore diet and there’s good evidence that hunter gatherers had bigger brains and healthier bodies and bones. There were humans at least 300,000 years ago and close cousins going back millions of years. Agriculture started around 14,000 years ago. We haven’t evolved much since the introduction of agriculture. We have hunter gatherer guts.
The Paleo Diet
The root idea of the paleo diet is to eat as our ancestors did in Paleolithic times. In reality it’s more of an echo of that diet or what stone age people would have eaten in they had Walmart. Lots of meat and/or seafood, nuts (not peanuts), berries etc. More natural forms of dairy are normally considered part of Paleo. Processed foods are avoided. Modern fruit is not eaten as it has been engineered to be mostly sugar. Anything that would have been considered food before farming is OK. Beyond that people on paleo tend to swap potatoes, rice and pasta for sweet potatoes (which are closer to the tubers of old) and still eat some vegetables like zucchini.
Liver is a good addition to muscle meat. Liver is out of fashion but has been a part of traditional diets going back and during hunter gatherer time may have been consumed raw soon after a kill.
Paleo is protein and fat heavy and low carb.
The P:E Diet
The P:E diet is another simple way of looking at food. If you have carbohydrates and fat as energy sources and protein to supply amino acids, you can alter your diet and your body simply by dialing up or down the ratio of protein to energy. If you are carrying excess weight, dial up the protein and down the energy sources.
The paleo and carnivore diets are high protein and low energy. After agriculture started diet drifted towards less protein and more energy. Now, the Standard American Diet is mostly energy and a little protein. Nutritionally dense food sources like meat and fish satiate. There’s a difference between using fat and carbs as the energy source. Fat is stored in adiposites and carbs are broken into glycogen and then, if not used, later stored in adiposites.
The glycogen storage system in the body is very limited. Carbs can be useful in small doses if the energy is going to be used quickly but a high carb diet tends to lead to higher excursions in blood sugar levels and a feeling of an energy crash as the body converts the glycogen to fat. Becoming “fat adapted” i.e. getting the body used to fat as it’s energy source prevents the energy rush followed by a crash produced by high carb diets. If your body is making it’s own sugar, as needed, it’s only going to make what it needs.
The Keto Diet
The Keto(genic) diet was made to fight epilepsy: it prevents or lessens seizures. Since then it’s found a wider audience for weight loss and health. You’ll find lots of good and even more bad information online.
For the Keto diet you think in terms of “macros”, i.e. the ratio of carbs, fat and protein to take in during a meal or a day. Generally speaking, you eat 5% – under 50g per day – of carbs, the majority of your energy is derived from 75% fat and protein is 20%.
The point of low carbs is that your body can’t burn the carbs and store fat, so it spends most of it’s time in ketosis where it’s burning fat by converting it to ketones for fuel.
You can do a loose Keto diet without paying much attention to your macros, simply by cutting down on carbs – maybe only eating green veg – and adding fat. Some do a higher protein form of Keto that is closer to paleo with a few added vegetables. Some people use MCT oil or bullet proof coffees to increase their fat intake but this is a bad path long term.
It’s quite possible to eat a Keto diet and gain weight. There are many Keto recipes for lovely deserts that tickle your taste buds in exactly the same way that Standard American Diet deserts do. If you eat too much fat, the body will store it. Nonetheless, it’s a path to more extreme diets and might help with sugar addiction.
The Vegan Diet
There’s a movie to promote the vegan diet called “The Game Changers”. It’s produced by James Cameron who coincidentally owns a vegan pea protein company. It argues that the vegan diet is superior to other diets for things like athleticism. Previous vegan films (like Cowspiracy) have tended towards the moral arguments, so this is new. The film has been debunked multiple times on youtube.
The idea is to eat entirely plant based food sources. Normally this is a step up from the Standard American Diet, so people can pretty quickly see health benefits. It’s definitely a diet that you need to use supplements to do in a healthy way (vitamin B12, for example).
Experienced vegans will often source fermented foods, which is a way of reducing or eliminating the anti-nutrients in plants – a method our ancestors used. Some attempt a raw food diet – some anti-nutrients are created by the cooking process. It’s very hard to do a vegan diet without it making you either health conscious or ill. Watch for things like hair loss, receding gums or bad nails as obvious signs that you are doing it wrong. A common source of protein is soy, this has an estrogen like effect in the body and can lead to Gynecomastia (man boobs) in men.
There is a lot of scientific evidence for vegan diets, mostly from Harvard, but it’s low quality epidemiology that finds correlations but not underlying causes. There’s some evidence that the diet isn’t sustainable. There are also high correlations of veganism with anxiety and mood disorders but again nothing on mechanisms for this.
The main problem with the standard American diet is that it has the perfect mix of carbs and fat to make you prone to overeating before you hit satiety. Vegan diets are normally very low fat and it’s quite easy to lose weight this way. The main source of energy is carbohydrates. Normally, vegans need to eat many times a day. Blood glucose can only get so high before the body starts storing it as fat.
The arguments for veganism are mainly moral. One argument is that we need to be vegan to sustain the planet. Another is that it’s immoral to kill animals for food. The counter is that many more animals are killed in vegetable food productions than animal food production; they just tend to be small mammals and insects dying slowly from poisoning, rather than larger mammals dying from a bolt to the head. It’s not clean cut though, the majority of farmed animals will be fed on farmed vegetation at some point in their lives.
High Carb / Low Carb
There are high carb and low carb ways to improve your diet. Low carb is easiest once your body adapts. People say it’s about calories in and out and it’s true: it’s been researched that you can lose weight on an all twinkie diet. It’s hard to keep muscle mass – a key indicator of longevity – and lose weight, so in either case it’s important keep protein levels up.
Intermittent fasting is a strategy, rather than a diet but it helps control calorie intake and can help to line up food with the circadian rhythm so that it’s digested more efficiently.
The idea is to eat only during an 8 hour or less window of time. So if you have your first meal at 7 am, your last meal would be finished at 3pm. That’s quite hard if you’re working, so a lot of people skip breakfast and go from 1pm to 9pm.
The body appreciates not having to deal with food all the time. It encourages autophagy and this is important for health.
If you think about it we all intermittently fast when we sleep, so it’s not much effort to slowly shorten the window in which we eat until we hit 8 or less hours. This is a lot easier if you are fat adapted.
Longer fasts are good for the body but a lot of people find them hard. If you can fast for a day or two twice a year, the body can get on with maintenance uninterrupted by food.
Try eating just fatty steak or ground beef every day for a month and see how you feel at the end (expect a rough transition, you’re addicted). Eat as much as you want. You could add eggs – some people react badly to eggs – or other meats – like lamb – and unsweetened greek yogurt or even berries and a few veg, if you want an easier path. If you need to keep your coffee, just add thick cream (lots of fat and a few carbs). After a month, if you suffer from constant pain, it should be easier or gone. Low carb diets lessen inflammation but dairy can cause inflammation for some people.
If meat isn’t your thing, try the vegan diet but research a lot. Most of the problems of the vegan diet can be avoided by going pescatarian (adding fish) if you are OK with that, if not google for vegan supplement stacks. Watch your fat intake, it should be low, otherwise you’re into the same area as the Standard American Diet.
If your job isn’t highly physical, add weight training to reduce inflammation further. Some people say you need carbs for weight training. You don’t. You need lots of protein – the body will make the glucose it needs via gluconeogenisis and refill muscle glycogen stores as needed. Weight training is good at any age.
If you don’t have access to weights, your body is a weight. See the books below.
If you’re an endurance athlete the calculations are different, you may still need to refuel during races with carbs. The speed of fat burning increases if you are fat adapted but it’s unlikely keep up with your energy output over the long haul. You can be carb free for shorter training stages and your carb intake during races should reduce.
Note that none of these diets except for Vegan mention supplements. You don’t need supplements if you are eating well. A lot of the RDAs for supplements are pulled out of the air.
Check out the Peak Human podcast on your favorite podcast app. If you’re an athlete and don’t care about sound quality also check out the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Both have guests each time delving into diet, health and beyond. HPO seems to have some sponsored podcasts, so be aware of that. Consider the Ben Greenfield podcast as well – if you are an unusual human who can separate content from ads and sponsored content or have an unlimited budget.
Search youtube for Joe Rogan Shawn Baker, Paul Saladino, Loren Cordain, Ivor Cummins, Mikhaila Peterson, Weston A. Price & Kristie Sullivan.
Read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration – Weston A. Price, Salt, Sugar, Fat – Michael Moss, The Big Fat Surprise – Nina Teicholz, Good Calories, Bad Calories – Gary Taubes – (the insulin model has been debunked), The Carnivore Diet – Shawn Baker, The P:E Diet – Ted Naimen & William Shewfelt, Eat Rich Live Long – Ivor Cummins & Jeffrey Gerber, The Ketogenic Bible – Jacob Wilson & Ryan Lowery, Cooking Keto with Kristie – Kristie Sullivan. If you’re an athlete read Peak – Marc Bubbs.
For an easy intro into weights with minimal equipment read 6 weeks to a Hollywood Body – Steve Zim (for weeks read months), if you are more technical and have access to barbells read Get Serious – Brett Osborn. For a bodyweight approach, again read The P:E Diet – Ted Naimen & William Shewfelt or Smart Bodyweight Training by Matt Schifferle.
On twitter, search for tednaiman, mark_sisson, ProfTimNoakes, SBakerMD, zoeharcombe, DominicDAgosti2, FatEmperor, TuitNutrition, drbillschindler, MikhailaAleksis, MariaEmmerich, TuckerGoodrich, BioLayne.
Now that the media has declared Joe Biden the next president of the United States, let’s take a look at the state of play:
1. Donald Trump is legally the president until his term expires at noon on Jan. 20, 2021. Nothing that happened last week or will happen until Jan. 20 will affect his position or authority in any way.
2. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is neither the president nor the president-elect.
3. There is no such thing as the “office of the president-elect.” Barack Obama invented this phantom unconstitutional position back in 2008. It didn’t matter then and it doesn’t matter now, except in the minds of the media.
4. Biden will not be president-elect until the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14, if then. However …
5. Dec. 8 is the so-called “safe harbor” date, by which the states, under federal law, must have resolved any and all controversies regarding a disputed election, and their governors must so certify, in order for the names of the actual electors to be reported to the national archivist.
6. Neither state governors nor courts, including their high courts, have any authority over how federal elections are conducted in their states.
7. If the election results are still in doubt by Dec. 8—as they might well be—the Trump campaign could ask the state legislatures in the disputed battleground to set aside the tainted tallies and use their plenary powers under Article 1, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution to appoint and certify slates of electors favorable to the GOP.
8. Republicans now fully control 24 states, in which they have both houses of the legislature and the state house, including the battleground states of Arizona and Florida. Meanwhile, in Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, they control the legislatures, but the governors are Democrats. All six of those states could send Trump slates to the feds by Dec. 8, if they wish. Whether their Democratic governors would certify the slates is, of course, another matter. By contrast, the Democrats control only one current battleground state in which the vote is in dispute, Nevada, with a majority in the legislature and a Democrat as governor.
9. Should the election be thrown into the House of Representatives—as it was in 1800 and 1824—each state delegation gets one vote for president, and Trump would win, 31–18. For those scoring at home, that would mean 185,895,957 Americans, voting via their congressional delegations, would outvote 133,888,565 people living in Democrat states.
10. At the moment, the key state is also the Keystone State, whose 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the top, along with Arizona should they withstand legal challenges. Highly partisan Democratic control of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the governor’s mansion, however, has thus far ensured the state will remain contentious to the end. Reverse those votes, however, and then the quest for the White House all comes down to Georgia.
11. There can be no doubt that in several states, the results have been highly questionable, including Michigan and Wisconsin, in which mysterious tranches of votes—in some cases 100 percent for Biden—arrived in the dead of night during a “lull” in the counting, allowing the Democrats to figure out how many votes they needed for the former veep to pull ahead.
12. Elsewhere, electronic “glitches” have been reported, switching Trump votes to Biden, although rarely if ever the other way around. But this is par for the course regarding important elections, in which the Democrats somehow pull off amazing statistical improbabilities/impossibilities and nip the Republican candidate at the wire every time. Only once in recent history has it been stopped: in Florida in 2000, and there, they fumbled by asking for recounts in only three, heavily Democrat counties.
13. We can thank the weaponization of the CCP virus, in the guise of the overwhelmingly non-lethal COVID-19 disease, for much of the chaos. The Democrats have been pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a free and fair election, bulldozing constitutional and social norms in order to remove as many protections against arrant fraud as they possibly could, all in the name of “fairness.” The virus gave them the excuse to liberalize “early voting” and thus trash law and custom for our own “safety.”
14. During one of his few campaign appearances, the bumbling Biden made the following unconditional statement: “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Imagine the howling on the left had Trump said something like that. And yet fraud and the Democratic Party have gone hand-in-hand at least since Tammany Hall in the 19th century. Indeed, it has become the punchline of a joke everybody knows, including Democrats. Except, they’re proud of it.
15. Some conservative commentators, among them lawyers, have tried to make the point that, yes, there’s fraud, but it really doesn’t matter unless it materially affects the outcome of the election. These are the same lawyers, by the way, who employ the doctrine of “falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” (false in one detail, false in all) to discredit eyewitness testimony in big trials.
16. But fraud is fraud, and therefore its presence should rightfully invalidate the entire election, at least within each state where it provably occurs. It ought not to matter whether it involves outright ballot theft, forged ballots, illegal-alien ballots, fake “early voting” ballots, or obviously manufactured ballots delivered days after the nominal end of Election Day.
17. There was a time, perhaps, when a Richard Nixon—who knew he’d been cheated in Illinois by Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley out of the 1960 election—could put country before party and refuse to challenge JFK’s hairsbreadth victory. But those days are long gone; the stakes are simply too high.
18. Everybody back then knew the Nixon and Kennedy differed in policy, not in love of country. Today’s critical-theory Democrats don’t love the country as founded, they love it for the kind of socialist utopia into which they’d like to fundamentally transform it. Don’t be fooled by their expressions of “patriotism.”
19. It’s time to rein in the media. Nobody—not even they themselves—views them as impartial reporters and fact-finders any more. Overwhelmingly leftist in outlook, today’s “reporters” prefer to think of themselves as social-justice warriors, effecting “change” by any means necessary. But members of the media should undergo the same scrutiny they apply to their political enemies, and be held liable under the same laws the rest of the population must abide by.
20. It’s also long past time to strip the “social media” companies and internet giants of the federal protection, specifically section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, that shelters them from liability actions on the grounds that they are “platforms,” not publishers. But as 2020 has shown, they were and are active partisans on the leftist side, slanting and shading the news—and even, in the case of the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell—suppressing it altogether.
In sum, we appear to be in uncharted waters. But as the elections of 1800, 1824, 1876, and 2000 have shown, we generally find a way to muddle through. Let the constitutional processes play out, and let’s see who takes the oath of office come January.
Michael Walsh is the editor of The-Pipeline.org and the author of “The Devil’s Pleasure Palace” and “The Fiery Angel,” both published by Encounter Books. His latest book, “Last Stands,” a cultural study of military history from the Greeks to the Korean War, will be published in December by St. Martin’s Press.
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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DONALD J. TRUMP
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Solemnity of Christ the King
Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. I write to you as an Archbishop, as a Successor of the Apostles, as the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert” (Jn 1:23).
As I said when I wrote my letter to you in June, this historical moment sees the forces of Evil aligned in a battle without quarter against the forces of Good; forces of Evil that appear powerful and organized as they oppose the children of Light, who are disoriented and disorganized, abandoned by their temporal and spiritual leaders.
Daily we sense the attacks multiplying of those who want to destroy the very basis of society: the natural family, respect for human life, love of country, freedom of education and business. We see heads of nations and religious leaders pandering to this suicide of Western culture and its Christian soul, while the fundamental rights of citizens and believers are denied in the name of a health emergency that is revealing itself more and more fully as instrumental to the establishment of an inhuman faceless tyranny
The purpose of the Great Reset is the imposition of a health dictatorship aiming at the imposition of liberticidal measures, hidden behind tempting promises of ensuring a universal income and cancelling individual debt. The price of these concessions from the International Monetary Fund will be the renunciation of private property and adherence to a program of vaccination against Covid-19 and Covid-21 promoted by Bill Gates with the collaboration of the main pharmaceutical groups. Beyond the enormous economic interests that motivate the promoters of the Great Reset, the imposition of the vaccination will be accompanied by the requirement of a health passport and a digital ID, with the consequent contact tracing of the population of the entire world. Those who do not accept these measures will be confined in detention camps or placed under house arrest, and all their assets will be confiscated.
Mr. President, I imagine that you are already aware that in some countries the Great Reset will be activated between the end of this year and the first trimester of 2021. For this purpose, further lockdowns are planned, which will be officially justified by a supposed second and third wave of the pandemic. You are well aware of the means that have been deployed to sow panic and legitimize draconian limitations on individual liberties, artfully provoking a world-wide economic crisis. In the intentions of its architects, this crisis will serve to make the recourse of nations to the Great Reset irreversible, thereby giving the final blow to a world whose existence and very memory they want to completely cancel. But this world, Mr. President, includes people, affections, institutions, faith, culture, traditions, and ideals: people and values that do not act like automatons, who do not obey like machines, because they are endowed with a soul and a heart, because they are tied together by a spiritual bond that draws its strength from above, from that God that our adversaries want to challenge, just as Lucifer did at the beginning of time with his “non serviam.”
Many people — as we well know — are annoyed by this reference to the clash between Good and Evil and the use of “apocalyptic” overtones, which according to them exasperates spirits and sharpens divisions. It is not surprising that the enemy is angered at being discovered just when he believes he has reached the citadel he seeks to conquer undisturbed. What is surprising, however, is that there is no one to sound the alarm. The reaction of the deep state to those who denounce its plan is broken and incoherent, but understandable. Just when the complicity of the mainstream media had succeeded in making the transition to the New World Order almost painless and unnoticed, all sorts of deceptions, scandals and crimes are coming to light.
Until a few months ago, it was easy to smear as “conspiracy theorists” those who denounced these terrible plans, which we now see being carried out down to the smallest detail. No one, up until last February, would ever have thought that, in all of our cities, citizens would be arrested simply for wanting to walk down the street, to breathe, to want to keep their business open, to want to go to church on Sunday. Yet now it is happening all over the world, even in picture-postcard Italy that many Americans consider to be a small enchanted country, with its ancient monuments, its churches, its charming cities, its characteristic villages. And while the politicians are barricaded inside their palaces promulgating decrees like Persian satraps, businesses are failing, shops are closing, and people are prevented from living, traveling, working, and praying. The disastrous psychological consequences of this operation are already being seen, beginning with the suicides of desperate entrepreneurs and of our children, segregated from friends and classmates, told to follow their classes while sitting at home alone in front of a computer.
In Sacred Scripture, Saint Paul speaks to us of “the one who opposes” the manifestation of the mystery of iniquity, the kathĂ¨kon (2 Thess 2:6-7). In the religious sphere, this obstacle to evil is the Church, and in particular the papacy; in the political sphere, it is those who impede the establishment of the New World Order.
As is now clear, the one who occupies the Chair of Peter has betrayed his role from the very beginning in order to defend and promote the globalist ideology, supporting the agenda of the deep church, who chose him from its ranks.
Mr. President, you have clearly stated that you want to defend the nation — One Nation under God, fundamental liberties, and non-negotiable values that are denied and fought against today. It is you, dear President, who are “the one who opposes” the deep state, the final assault of the children of darkness.
For this reason, it is necessary that all people of good will be persuaded of the epochal importance of the imminent election: not so much for the sake of this or that political program, but because of the general inspiration of your action that best embodies — in this particular historical context — that world, our world, which they want to cancel by means of the lockdown. Your adversary is also our adversary: it is the Enemy of the human race, He who is “a murderer from the beginning” (Jn 8:44).
Around you are gathered with faith and courage those who consider you the final garrison against the world dictatorship. The alternative is to vote for a person who is manipulated by the deep state, gravely compromised by scandals and corruption, who will do to the United States what Jorge Mario Bergoglio is doing to the Church, Prime Minister Conte to Italy, President Macron to France, Prime Minster Sanchez to Spain, and so on. The blackmailable nature of Joe Biden — just like that of the prelates of the Vatican’s “magic circle” — will exposehim to be used unscrupulously, allowing illegitimate powers to interfere in both domestic politics as well as international balances. It is obvious that those who manipulate him already have someone worse than him ready, with whom they will replace him as soon as the opportunity arises.
And yet, in the midst of this bleak picture, this apparently unstoppable advance of the “Invisible Enemy,” an element of hope emerges. The adversary does not know how to love, and it does not understand that it is not enough to assure a universal income or to cancel mortgages in order to subjugate the masses and convince them to be branded like cattle. This people, which for too long has endured the abuses of a hateful and tyrannical power, is rediscovering that it has a soul; it is understanding that it is not willing to exchange its freedom for the homogenization and cancellation of its identity; it is beginning to understand the value of familial and social ties, of the bonds of faith and culture that unite honest people. This Great Reset is destined to fail because those who planned it do not understand that there are still people ready to take to the streets to defend their rights, to protect their loved ones, to give a future to their childrenand grandchildren. The leveling inhumanity of the globalist project will shatter miserably in the face of the firm and courageous opposition of the children of Light. The enemy has Satan on its side, He who only knows how to hate. But on our side,we have the Lord Almighty, the God of armies arrayed for battle, and the Most Holy Virgin, who will crush the headof the ancient Serpent. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom 8:31).
Mr. President, you are well aware that, in this crucial hour, the United States of America is considered the defending wall against which the war declared by the advocates of globalism has been unleashed. Place your trust in the Lord, strengthened by the words of the Apostle Paul: “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). To be an instrument of Divine Providence is a great responsibility, for which you will certainly receive all the graces of state that you need, since they are being fervently implored for you by the many people who support you with their prayers.
With this heavenly hope and the assurance of my prayer for you, for the First Lady, and for your collaborators, with all my heart I send you my blessing.
God bless the United States of America!
+ Carlo Maria Vigano Tit. Archbishop of Ulpiana
Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America
If the 2020 election proved anything, it proved that Democrats and the Marxist media have corrupted the election system in America. The will of socialist Democrats and the Marxist media Trumps the will of the people. Last night, I saw states called for Biden with less than 50% of the total vote count in, and Fox even called one state for Biden with the President leading him with 59% of the vote total. It’s mathematically impossible for Biden to win a state with the president leading him with 59% of the vote total.
Furthermore, Democrats have a history of election rigging and cheating. For instance, when elections are close, Democrats find uncounted votes in the weirdest of places. When Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge lost to Republican Renee Ellmers in North Carolina in 2010, a polling place in the county where Etheridge was born found addition ballots in the trunk of a car and they were all for Etheridge. They kept finding Democrat ballots until the election was close enough for Etheridge to demand a recount.
Rush Limbaugh said, “Tuesday night Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, she is a Republican and she was leading by 2099 votes Tuesday night. The next day, Sampson County, North Carolina elections officials discovered they hadn’t reported totals from three of the county’s four early voting sites–this from Johnnie McLean, the deputy director of the state board of elections.”
Rush added: “So they found some votes, early votes, that they miraculously hadn’t counted just like in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They found a bag full of votes uncounted in a tight governor’s race, and every time votes are found after the election is over, they all vote Democrat, and they all are only found in close races.”
An article by Mark Knight in 2010, “Democrats and Union Officials Miraculously Finding Lost Ballot Boxes In Their Car Trunks”, had this to say: “This happens in every close election. It happened in Washington State in the 2002 Gubernatorial Rossi-Gregoire race. Rossi won the first and second recounts, with King County Democrats finding more and more votes until Gregoire finally won – on the third recount. At which point, WA newspapers began calling on Rossi to accept the “results” and concede.”
Knight added: “They tried to get car trunk ballots added to the tally in Ohio in 2004. They successfully got them added multiple times in the Minnesota 2008 Coleman-Franken race and a myriad of races in between.”
In 2013, an editorial in the Washington Times, “The Art of Stealing Elections”, said this: “After working a protracted recount and a legal battle over disputed absentee ballots and ballots said to be counted twice, he (Franken) was abruptly declared the “winner” by 312 votes. A box of Democratic ballots helpfully turned up in the trunk of a car.”
Mark Knight summed it up like this: “Each time, the Democrats, their special interest groups, and their friends in the Press, from local newspapers up to the alphabet soup networks have shrieked that Republican objections to the counting of votes from “lost” ballot boxes miraculously found by Democratic activists in their closets and car trunks a week after the election which – “shockingly” – always overturn Republican leads, is because Republicans want to “suppress” the vote.”
After last night, I have to conclude that America is on the way to becoming a fake Democracy; a banana republic. Socialist Democrats and their Marxist media accomplices have destroyed the justice system in America and used it to cover up their own crimes and prosecute their opponents and now they have corrupted the election system. There’s a reason the FBI sat on Hunter Biden’s laptop, and there’s a reason why the phony Justice system refuses to prosecute Democrats that violate the law and commit treason.
Furthermore, socialist Democrats have destroyed every institution in America, and they have already started applying a religious litmus test to candidates for the Supreme Court. We saw that when Marxist Democrats complained about Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic religion. Marxist Chuck Schumer opposed her because, “she’s Catholic, really Catholic.” Talking about Barrett’s religious beliefs, Dianne Feinstein, the employer of a Communist Chinese spy, opposed her because she objected to her religious beliefs. Feinstein said, “In your case, Professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you.”
Moreover, the 2020 presidential race is more important to our freedom than any presidential race in our history. The outcome of the race will determine if America falls under communism or remains a free and independent republic. The outcome will determine if a religious litmus test will be imposed on future candidates for government positions. It will determine if Americans are persecuted for their religious beliefs.
In addition, what really concerned Democrats was Barrett’s honesty and respect for the Constitution. Democrats don’t want honest judges that adhere to and support the Constitution. They want judges that oppose the Constitution and are willing to support the Marxist agenda and ignore Constitutional law.
In conclusion, Democrats have worked to destroy the Constitution and our rights under it by appointing Marxist Judges that uphold the socialist political ideology over the rule of law. As a result, the U.S. justice system has been compromised. In my opinion, the justice system is as dishonest and untrustworthy as the Democrat Party. If Democrats and their socialist accomplices manage to steal this election with fraudulent ballots, then America will be transformed into another oppressive Soviet Union. We will have criminals in the White House.
I voted Republican almost a straight ticket for the first time in my life.I am a progressive artist/writer/activist with an impressive 25+ year record of fighting the good fight on a plethora of issues including abortion clinic escort, rape crisis counselor, regular crisis counselor, a decade in Palestinian Solidarity, holding local police accountable in the shooting of two young black men, homelessness, cannabis and chronic pain advocacy.
In this “stunning and brave” essay I will tell you why I made this decision.
My first reaction after the 2016 election, after I stopped crying — the tears lasted awhile — was to convene an emotional support group that excluded cis straight white men. Because, of course. Safety first.
Thankfully, this is the most cringe worthy action I took, my humanity was strong enough to never break with my core values and become a full on SJW bully. I had my moments though. I am not innocent. To those who I may have caused offense, this my apology.
I got the Trump Derangement Syndrome bad. I mean BAD. I was locked on MSNBC, breathless with each new horror. To be fair, Trump was a wild card, and there was no precedent for dealing with such. Would democracy hold? Would me and my friends be in danger? Would he cut my safety net? Did he collude with the Russians? We did not have answers and uncertainty was destabilizing and anxiety provoking.
Plus I am from New York. My dislike of Trump goes back to the SPY era of the 1980s. It was easy to catch the mind virus. And the crowds, not gonna lie, they scared me. I knew some of it was performance art on Trump’s part, and could dismiss that, but when I saw the crowds shouting “Lock her up!” it was disturbing on a gut level.
I wondered why it seemed my country was committing suicide. I had no idea how people could embrace this man and these ugly ideas. At the same time, I knew, as a matter of fact, that there was no way that 50% of the country were racists, it just did not make sense.
AN ATTEMPT AT SENSE MAKING
Because I am an intrinsically curious person, I set out to understand my blindness. The first book I read that helped was Strangers in Their Own Land, where a journalist goes into red state country in her own quest to learn. She treated conservatives with respect, and did a great job listening and exploring why they voted “against their interests.”
I am an autodidact and have read nearly 3000 books in the past 22 years (that is 1.5 tons, I did the math). I read from across the political spectrum, I like to think I have no fear of ideas. I tend toward primary source evidence, as a journalist, that is baked in. Growing up in an abusive environment, I do not trust easily, I need evidence. I continued my reading.
The Righteous Mind and Moral Foundations Theory as advanced by Jonathan Haidt changed my life. It laid out a clear thesis as to the difference between conservatives and progressives in a way I could understand. This text broke the last bigotry I held in my heart — conservatives.
Being fair, I am 57 and conservatism has changed. A LOT. I lived through the anti-abortion zealotry of the Spring of Life in Buffalo, NY. I also witnessed real homophobia during the height of AIDS. I saw the effects of redlining, segregation, and deep economic decline. I am from the Rust Belt, but I got out.
I now live in Olympia, WA which, until recently, was a lovely little progressive bubble where I did not really encounter conservatives in my circles outside of the weed subculture. It is a mono-culture and I am living the end result of late stage far left policies. That cozy bubble has turned into a dystopian dome.
I have come to understand the importance of good faith opposition to edit ideas and make stronger products. I also appreciate that the other side is effective in diagnosing your blind spots, which is what I missed in 2016. I was ignorant to why conservatives voted Trump because I could not trust conservatives.
But they were right. People like me were insufferable and arrogant. We were detached from reality. Our constant scolding grated, our piety obnoxious. In our desire to be inclusive, we were being divisive. In the name of tolerance, we became incredibly intolerant, bordering on authoritarian — compelled speech, apologies and censorship. The hegemony of guilt and shame was strong and praxis enforced without appeal. Finding the problematic in everything and everyone is exhausting and soul destroying.
TOLERANCE FOR HARM
I also began seeing how being overly tolerant was harmful. Jordan Peterson proposed the right goes too far with virulent nationalism. He did not have an answer for when the left has gone too far.
I humbly propose tolerance for harm is when the left goes too far.In a desire to be overly respectful for all lifestyles, and normalizing all behaviors even antisocial ones, we are allowing harm. I formulated this hypothesis two years ago, as Olympia began to experience an explosion of homeless camps our Council Member calls “informal settlements.” These encampments are an affront to human dignity. People living in tents and makeshift structures is not healthy nor defensible.
I was forced to learn about this issue when a camp with over fifty residents set up behind my house. It was grim. Yet there were people defending this inhumanity and willing to allow it. I spoke out with my first article on Medium, The Real Crisis in Olympia is Not Homelessness, where I lay out my tolerance for harm argument in more depth.
I am proud to say this article moved the Overton Window on discourse around homelessness in Olympia. Before this article it was verboten to link homelessness with drug abuse, if you can believe that. The intellectual dishonesty was causing harm, people were dying. I was shocked at the inability to look at the problem with clear eyes.
In addition, a homeless shelter/supportive housing project was proposed across from my house. I was forced to get involved. I took endless meetings and read thousands of pages of documents. I began speaking at Council meetings, becoming more of a public figure.
I continued my journalism and I broke stories and made an impact. I wrote independently because the local alternative newspaper who loved my previous work “fired” me because I wrote honestly. I have been told I could not cover another local story because I was white.
Here is a response I got from the director of the shelter that would be expanding into my neighborhood: “Increasingly over the past year or so I have seen/heard/witnessed many things from you that have led me to feel like you are not coming to the table with the same end goal in mind. When I say “end goal” what I mean is a goal in which homelessness is resolved through safe, affordable and supportive housing as well as increased access to treatment for physical and mental health related issues.”
How could she possibly say I was against low income housing for disabled people? NO reasonable person is against that!
I must finally bring up my identity. I am one of the most marginalized people there is, the only category I do not check is race, but even then, I come from the trailer park. I am extremely low income, fully disabled with moderate to severe chronic pain+ for 20+ years, mentally ill, gender nonconforming, LGBTQ, college dropout and someone who depends fully on the safety net for her survival.
This women knew this about me as well as that I fundraise for rent on GoFundMe because I cannot get housing aid. One of my crimes was complaining I would have to be homeless to qualify for a unit in the new project, and that did not seem fair, or good policy. I was treated as an enemy as opposed to a neighbor with legitimate concerns.
LOSING MY LAST BIGOTRY
This brings me to how I began to see conservatives favorably. My article drew a lot of hate. I had anxiety posting it, and spent four months making sure I got it RIGHT. I could only envision what I was going to lose when I hit publish. I knew the reaction would not be good, but I did not yet know the full cost. Or that a whole new world was about to open up for me.
One thing I never imagined is that it became a catalyst for meeting local conservatives and finding they were great! Tolerant, fun loving, open to discourse — all the things I no longer saw in the left. I did conservative talk radio KVI with John Carlson a few times and was treated with respect. I was invited to the big Republican fundraiser this February, the Lincoln Day Dinner.
I went prepared to catalog the hate I encountered. Instead, I had a GREAT time! I witnessed no hate, only love. Trust me, the left had trained me to find it but it just was not there. I was shocked. I was wrong. Again.
The speaker was the electrifying Brandon Straka of the #WalkAway movement. He got a standing ovation. A gay man. My mind was blown! I immediately saw how powerful Brandon is, and why they work to dismiss him. I was ready to #WalkAway myself, but I was not ready for Trump to be my “daddy.”
I shared my experience of the night on Facebook, linking to Brandon’s video, and reporting on my lived experience of going into the belly of the Republican beast. I mean, there was a Trump cutout, and a GUN in the silent auction. A MAN pulled my chair out for me. We said the pledge of allegiance. The horror!
The reaction from my friends was not positive. No one was happy I was dismantling my bigotry. The struggle sessions began. My character was put on trial for daring to associate with conservatives and worse, saying nice things about them. THIS WAS WHERE ALL THE HATE WAS. From people who allegedly liked me and were on my side. It could not be starker.
I started going to more conservative events, and gave my first speech to the group Turn Thurston in March, my last pre-COVID social event. I was nervous, but it went really well, and I was praised for my authority on homelessness. I took questions that were sincere in their concern. Again, NO HATE. Again, I had a GREAT time. People were interested in what I had to say. Not so on Facebook.
I felt open, I could speak my mind, I did not feel I would be judged or canceled, they welcomed me warmly. The opposite of the left, which has becoming numbingly repressive and abusive, where I don’t dare speak freely. I have been called every slur there is. I keep a list and make it a game to score a new one. At this point, I wear them as badges that define my integrity.
REIGN OF TERROR
As a part of my reckoning, I made a list of all the topics I felt I could not speak freely on, and that list shocked me. I have NEVER self-censored in my life, but now it was daily practice. How fucked up was that? I began to realize, that despite being a hardcore atheist, I had found myself in a fundamentalist cult.
I was shocked, I keep using that word, but it fits. It had been indoctrination by increments. I date my first struggle session to 2010, when while working on the production team of the Olympia Rafah Mural Project with the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice. The foundation was accused of RACISM — subcategory: cultural appropriation and tokenism. Many tears were shed, and it was predictably divisive.
We were forced to apologize. In penance, we all took anti-oppression training administered by Evergreen faculty. The concepts seemed quite reasonable, things good people did as a matter of course. It seemed benign, there was no indication it would turn into a perversion — emotional manipulation that weaponizes people’s goodness against them.
As I began leaving the cult, I began writing of my experiences on Facebook. This was a mistake. My error was thinking that my social capital, my good record, would carry weight and that people would listen to my warnings. I was wrong, I keep using that word as well. If anything, my insider status was more of a threat. My therapist has not been able to help me. I have found solidarity with ex-Mormons.
In one year, I have lost 90% of my community in Olympia. I have been shunned by activists, comedians and gamers. I have never had a turnover like this in my life with the exception of cross country moves.
I have lost my best and longest friends, people I had deep emotional connections with. One gamer buddy of seven years accused me of “defending NAZIS.” Another broke up with me because I spoke against Andy Ngo being assaulted and given a TBI and that I followed the wrong people, never mind I am a journalist who follows a wide variety of sources for my reporting. Someone else over CHAZ and my denunciation of violence as well as defending JK Rowling. I am viewed with suspicion and the worst possible motives ascribed to my positions. Others have wished for my suffering.
My capstone is I earned a spot on the antifa hit list to be “creatively silenced.” It should be noted, that in 25+ years of high level activism on contentious issues, I have never had the right threaten to silence me or do me bodily harm.
I have now experienced first hand having my positions and character twisted into whatever my opponents or friends want to see. They wear oppression colored glasses yet lack self awareness as to how authoritarian and ugly they have become. I have always stood up to bullies and 2020 is no different.
I am seeing people I love and want to continue to respect breaking bad in real time. I now understand in a visceral way the slippery slope that led to the Cultural Revolution and the Holocaust. Starting with dehumanization, progress incrementally to greater levels of political violence and desire to harm those who are not in the same tribe.
This is why, paradoxically, I am voting Trump.
My vote for Trump will be essentially meaningless, if you have made it this far and your panties are in a bunch. I would be highly surprised if Trump won Washington state.
At first, my vote was a vote against the authoritarian left. I wanted to show there was an uprising and work to build a counterweight.
But being honest, Trump is the first candidate to really EARN my vote. Also, my grudging respect. The fears of autocracy were vastly overblown, democracy has survived, none of the horrible predictions came true. You cannot see this if you have TDS.
Trump has more or less governed from the center, staying somewhat true to his New York liberal roots and the economy has been good. Three Nobel nominations, actual progress in the Middle East and working to decriminalize homosexuality internationally. The new conservative Supreme Court has ruled favorably on issues I care about as a progressive.
When he signed the Executive Order banning federal funds for racist Critical Race Theory trainings, I knew I HAD to vote for him. CRT trainings are creating hostility and division. I have experienced it firsthand and saw how it destroyed The Evergreen State College, exiling Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying from Olympia in as close to a witch hunt as you can get. As CRT mainstreamed this summer, with Proctor & fucking Gamble shaming me for the color of my skin in Time adverts, I saw a tipping point that had to be fought against.
I am not a RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST TRANSPHOBE TERF ALT RIGHT CHUD and neither are you. Anti-racism and anti-fascism are the default American positions these days. The only fascism I am seeing is from the left. Yes, there are right wing extremists, but they are rare, and do not have much cultural influence. The torches did not come out again after Charlottesville.
My own lying eyes see the Molotov cocktails thrown on a nightly basis in Portland. I see people being assaulted and threatened. I see people forced to pledge allegiance to a Marxist organization. I see defense of looting and property crime which is callous when it is someone’s business which they have poured blood, sweat and tears into. I see cars being surrounded my hysterical mobs, sleeping working people deliberated awakened with childish singsong chants. I see coercion.
I see antifa baiting police to use teargas in residential neighborhoods, using residents, including children and the elderly, as human shields. I see activists engaging in high level dehumanization of law enforcement, in an effort to neutralize the cognitive dissonance of maiming another human with fireworks, baseball bats, ball bearings and high powered lasers. I see people dying, and people facing long prison terms for their murder. Lives shattered in an instant by uncontrolled and pointless rage.
I see activists with PTSD and criminal records that will haunt them. I see a subculture developing that is taking sadistic glee in “disruption.” I see politicians taking the knee, still to have their homes threatened by angry mobs. I see arson, segregation and fundamentalist zealotry I have only seen up close one other time, in Buffalo, at the Spring of Life. That movement led to the assassination of abortion providers.
I do not see this ending well. This is not a healthy movement. This is not activism, it is intimidation. I reject extremism in all forms, I will not defend violence/harm in any form. I will not support this in any way, including with my vote.
That is why I am willing to risk it all, stand up against my former tribe and openly announce my vote for Trump. Right now, in the fucked up situation we find ourselves, Trump is the only candidate who will block this dangerous and regressive movement.
This is a rational and pragmatic choice. Do I want an administration who does not take this seriously? Or do I want a president who will fight it? No question.
Many will blame Trump for causing these extreme reactions. I reject that line of thinking. I believe in free will, and Trump is not making anybody take extreme actions. If he is, that is mental illness and/or personality disorders. Your behavior is up to you. You choose whether to meet life with love or hate.
CONSERVATIVES ARE THE REAL ANTI-RACISTS
For the record, the most anti-racist action I saw in Olympia in 2020 came from conservatives. Sacha Baron Cohen, the Ali G and Borat actor, set up them up at a staged event he was going to use to document their racism as he is wont to do.
The plan was an epic fail. Cohen, even with plants in the crowd, could not get the crowd to sing his racist lyrics. The local conservatives tried to pull the plug on the generator. Cohen had armed security protecting it. They then tried to get him off the stage, Cohen had more security surrounding it. He finally was booed off the stage into a waiting emergency services vehicle.
I was impressed and then moved by the humility of event organizers who not only apologized but took full responsibility for any harm. Meanwhile leftists in passing cars were giving the finger and verbally harassing people at the event. Given the current tensions, fomenting racism was an immoral and irresponsible thing for Sacha Baron Cohen to do, especially as he claims to work with an organization that does not profit off of hate.
Cohan then had the GALL to spin the story in a self serving manner, writing in Time how the racists in Olympia chased him out of town. Uh, no, it was the anti-racists who ran you off stage, bro. Another mainstream media lie. Time did not correct the record, despite me contacting them with footage.
HOW TRUMP EARNED MY VOTE
Back to Trump, I have been dodgy in my appreciation so far. I am not sure I can ever love Trump, but I can see there are qualities that I wish to emulate. Most importantly, the man NEVER GIVES UP. As a 20+ year chronic pain patient, and board gamer, I too NEVER GIVE UP. I have to dig deep every day, and it is on grit alone that I survive. Trump is a survivor and I can respect that.
I have seen the man bear the hate of an entire world without being crushed. Who can say that? What happened to me this year could have driven less confident people to consider suicide. I have felt hate at a much smaller level, and it takes courage to stay the course. Courage I never thought I had. Trump has the courage of a lion, you cannot deny this.
It is too early to fully judge, but there may be method to his madness. He is a wild card, as am I. I do believe he is looking out for the interests of the country on a fundamental level, even if there are still specific policies I do not agree with. In fairness, I have never been 100% on board with any president, even my beloved Obama.
I also think COVID changed Trump. I am seeing a looser, fun Trump on the campaign trail, more entertainer than demagogue. Maybe its the steroids? Maybe he just does not have the energy to play the character? Has he been humbled?
He seems happy, he has lost the anger and seems calmer. As do the crowds. I have seen a couple tepid “Lock Her Ups” but they are done with, I dare say, irony? You cannot deny a 74 year old, who just had COVID, killing it on a schedule like that. Seriously.
Speaking of COVID, I stand with the conservative position that we HAVE to open up ASAP. We are ALL suffering under these restrictions. I believe we can be trusted to manage personal risk, we do not need paternalism and social control.
I am vulnerable so I mitigate my risk. I am ready for freedom though — to see live music, to eat out and to not be mask shamed. Even though I only leave the house for four hours a month I am considered a “murderer” because I can’t wear a mask. I am a “vector for disease.” Where have I heard that type of language before? We have gotten to the point where we can’t even agree that NOBODY wants people dying OR losing their business.
COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET
This article is my official coming out of the closet. I have been Q — Q for Questioning — for many months. I didn’t want to be a conservative. I am not. It just can’t be possible. This is unsettling, a dramatic identity change, I am OG punk rock for fuck’s sake. In the end, it is just a label, my true identity is NONPARTISAN.
The thing is, I have not changed. I am still a progressive humanist. The ground has moved seismically, so far to the left, that mainstream conservatives are now the group most in alignment with my core values of community, inclusion, care for all, freedom, fun, subversion and rational thinking.
In this upside down clown world of 2020, conservatism is the counterculture. It is where all the cool kids are. Brandon Straka, Tim Pool, Dave Rubin, Christopher Rufo, Douglas Murray, Coleman Hughes, Jordan Peterson, Bret and Eric Weinstein, Heather Heying, Karlyn Borysenko, John McWhorter, Blaire White, Andy Ngô, Scott Presler, Helen Pluckrose, Benjamin Boyce, Joe Rogan, Adam Krigler, Ryan Long, Jonathan Haidt, Stephen Pinker, Scott Newgent, Candace Owens, even the wicked outcast Milo Yiannopoulis, whom I thought I despised, we are where the intellectual party is.I have even become a fan of Dennis Prager because he won me over. I went for the hate, I stayed for the decency and discourse. Otto, as well, of course. I must give special shout out to the (ever sexy) James Lindsay, who is showing tremendous leadership providing tools of resistance. Scott Presler embodies this new conservative spirit that is attracting me. If you check out only one link in this article, make it this. Show me the hate. I dare you.
This is the movement I am joining, a party that is dynamic and changing one person at a time. These are people I want to associate with, positive people doing positive things to build a better world.
They are not mired in victimhood and the past. I do not want to hang with racists like Robin DiAngelo, or spineless professors at Evergreen who sacrificed Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying to delusional mobs. The people who taught me to fight oppression were complete cowards in the face of real oppression. They do not deserve my respect. Nor do people like the Olympia Vandalism Society who put out a guide to destruction. I am not impressed with throwing rocks and breaking windows.
I have been vilified for trying to bridge the aisle. I have been shunned just for associating with conservatives. This is not happening on the conservative side. It is the big tent, and it is also now the party of the working class and the poor. It is also the party of compassion for all and nonviolent resistance. I do not see any leading figure on the right inciting or excusing violence, even Trump.
The smartest thing conservatives have been doing has been letting the left wing insanity do the heavy lifting. Every night of violence in Portland gives votes to Trump. It is almost like they want him elected so they can continue these juvenile and futile tantrums. Creative non violent protests like the highway caravans are smart, antifa wants to provoke confrontation and actions like these minimize chances for engagement that they will then later use for propaganda. The best way to fight is at the ballot box.
BEFORE YOU CANCEL ME
Still, I will admit, I still feel a bit dirty marking my ballot Trump. I am as shocked as you are. I would have never predicted this turn of events, but here we are. I have made peace.
This is a principled, well thought out choice. I know some of you will find this repellent. Before you cancel me, why not ask me for more information?
This article is the briefest I could make my account, there are so many more stories, like the cruel calling out of a person for having a RACIST grief reaction. Or the “ladies lingerie” incident featuring former Evergreen professor Simona Sharoni attacking Freedom Rider Ned Lebow over a stale joke. So many betrayals and lies. So much bullying, abuse, emotional manipulation and intellectual dishonesty.
I expect to be told I am on a “dark path” and that I am “brainwashed by the alt right.” I expect struggle sessions, but I have set a boundary, I will not participate in my own debasement. I welcome debate of my ideas, but I am not going to have my character put on trial. I will no longer allow the left to abuse me and I will not apologize for being complicated.
If you cannot see my kindness, my generosity of spirit, my resilience, my courage and grit, that is not my problem. If a single vote negates a lifetime of work, you did not believe in me to begin with. I have DONE THE WORK. I will not speak in rote.
I will not be silent any longer. Writing this essay is about the bravest thing I can do right now. It should not be this way, but I am never going to live in a closet. I am not joining any more cults.
Liberation from both TDS and SJW is wonderful. I feel light. The guilt and anger is gone. Join me, you will be happier.
I hope my story gives others permission to think these thoughts, you are not bad if you do or alone. People are not binary, everyone has some conservative ideas they believe in, even if they do not know it.
I hope that more people have the courage to speak. Silence is one reason we are in this place, we did not set boundaries soon enough.
The left has trained me well and I am ready to play the long game.I will continue to lead with love, head held high, and while I might make mistakes, I will have no regrets over my conduct. I will come out the other side with my humanity and integrity intact and my conscience clear.Will you?#FTWThank you for listening.
This article is dedicated to Robin and Michael, who have had my back and allowed me to explore my identity without judgement.Candace Mercer is an artist/writer/activist who has lived in Olympia since 1996. She has worked with The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice and the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties. She has written for Electronic Intifada, The Alternative Press and Works in Progress.Candy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter (DM OK, abuse will be mocked): @candiomercerOther work on Medium: https://medium.com/@CandaceMercer